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On 25 May 2018 the Data Protection Act 1998 was replaced by a new piece of legislation called the EU General Data Protection Regulation (better known as the GDPR).

This free overview explains the changes that you need to be aware of as a business owner.

  • Meets training requirements for CPD.
  • Online, self-paced training
  • Interactive course with colourful animations
  • Complete in one hour
  • 24 hour learner support


The Data Protection Act 1998 controlled how personal information was used by organisations, businesses or the government. On 25 May 2018 this Act was replaced by a new piece of legislation called the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This is a European-wide piece of legislation that the UK has chosen to adopt in full. There are several key changes between the Data Protection Act 1998 and the GDPR.

Why take this course?

The content of this e-learning course includes:

  • An introduction to GDPR

Training outcomes

Once learners have completed this module, they will:

  • Understand the changes taking place in May 2018 when the UK changes from the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) to the GDPR.


This course is accredited by CPD and the certificate, awarded upon successful completion, can be used the log your hours against.

Course duration

Approximately 30 mins to complete. As an e-learning course, you can complete this training in convenient stages. The system will record your progress throughout.

Target audience

This course is aimed at business owners.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.

Test and certificate

There is no end of course test.

Learners will be able to download a digital certificate on completion.

How It Works

Frequently asked questions

Do I need an e-mail address to complete this course?

Yes, you will need an e-mail address to complete this course. This is because we use your e-mail address to create an account for you in our learning management system - where you will take the training. We also need your email address to send your purchase receipt.

If you buy more courses in future using the same e-mail address during checkout, then these will automatically be added to your system account.

Will the course work on a tablet or mobile phone?

We recommend using a desktop or laptop for the best learning experience. This course can also be taken on tablet and mobile devices - including iPads and iPhones.

Is a specific internet browser recommended?

For the best possible experience, we recommend learners use Google Chrome, Internet Explorer 11 or Firefox. Please ensure there are no updates pending on your browser.

How long do learners have to complete a course?

There is no set completion time for this course. Learners can study in their own time at their own speed and may pause, leave and come back to the system to continue the training at any time.

Does the course contain sound?

Yes, this course contains sound. For those without sound on their computer or device, the narration is covered in an optional text box at the bottom of the training.

How long is the certificate valid for?

There is no set time for how long this certificate is valid for. It is generally recognised that certificates are renewed every three years.

Customer Reviews

Average Rating: (22)

An Introduction to GDPR
14 days ago
– Customer
An Introduction to GDPR
29 days ago
Great insight
– Tenesha
An Introduction to GDPR
one month ago
A good refresher for GDPR
– Customer
An Introduction to GDPR
one month ago
great course and informative
– mohammad r
An Introduction to GDPR
one month ago
A simple and straightforward course. I was able to get a good understanding of GDPR from it.
– Customer
An Introduction to GDPR
one month ago
Good introduction and at the right level.
– David Nelson
An Introduction to GDPR
2 months ago
Very good course
– Customer
An Introduction to GDPR
2 months ago
Very clear between the old data protection and the new GDPR
– Customer
An Introduction to GDPR
2 months ago
Very good course no problems
– Earl
An Introduction to GDPR
2 months ago
– Customer
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